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Local Piggly Wiggly stores have new ownership

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The owners of Piggly Wiggly stores in Wood County and Ohio say they have sold the stores to a new owner. Jim and Becky Oppe, who owned and operated the stores in Parkersburg, Vienna and near Athens, made that announcement this week on their Facebook page. We reached out to them Friday, but they declined further comment.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Warner throws wife under the Jeep…says he was merely “present” at crash

MARION—Crawford County Now broke the news early this morning that late yesterday the Ohio Supreme Court granted former Marion Municipal Court Judge Jason Warner a stay stopping the Ohio Third District of Appeals order that both he and his wife report to begin serving their 24-month prison sentence for complicity. The Warner’s were found guilty of complicity by leaving the scene of an accident and complicity to tampering with evidence.
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December kicks off with parades throughout MOV

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley kicked off the first weekend in December with events all over the region. In Wood County the festivities included two parades and Winterfest. The parades, one in Vienna and the other in Parkersburg, worked together like in previous years — one starting at 11 a.m....
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Wood County Christian presents drive-through live nativity

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - People came to Williamstown Saturday night by the car-full to see a unique Christmas display on the campus of Wood County Christian School. It was called Our Living Hope and it was a drive-through live nativity scene. The experience featured Christmas carols sung by students that...
WOOD COUNTY, WV
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I-77 Rest Area in Marietta Closing for Remodeling

MARIETTA – The rest area located at milepost 3.5 on I-77 northbound in Washington County was closed on December 1, so that the building can be demolished and replaced with a new facility. The current facility, built in 1987, is being replaced with a lodge-style building, and will feature inside...
MARIETTA, OH
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Governor Jim Justice makes multiple announcements

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Governor Jim Justice made multiple announcements at Thursday’s press conference, one being that West Virginia now has its first female brigadier general in the history of the state’s national guard. Her name is Michaelle Munger. Moving on to Covid...you might notice a notable drop in the...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Ritchie County wins Class A State Championship over Williamstown

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Ritchie County Rebels won the Class A State Championship Saturday night in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Rebels defeated the Williamstown Yellowjackets by a score of 42-21. The Rebels struck first, but the game went back and forth until halftime. Ritchie County was still able to...
RITCHIE COUNTY, WV
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Vienna parade traffic route update

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Vienna parade Saturday December 4, 2021 will start on 46th street and heads south on Grand Central Ave. until 23rd street where the parade will end. The parade is estimated to last for about an hour and traffic will be delayed until the clearing of...
VIENNA, WV
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Downtown Parkersburg hosts Winterfest celebration

PARKERSBURG –Downtown Parkersburg was bustling with holiday cheer on Saturday for the annual Winterfest celebration, held after the Parkersburg Christmas parade. Winterfest, now in its sixth year, after not being able to hold festivities in 2020 with the pandemic. Some downtown businesses open for the event were: the Blennerhassett Hotel,...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Senator Bob Dole passes away at age 98

(WTRF) — Senator Robert Joseph Dole, 98, died in his sleep Sunday morning according to a tweet from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. He had served the United States of America for 79 years, says the foundation. According to his official website, he served as Republican Senator from Kansas from 1969...
ELIZABETH, WV
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WTAP News @ 5 - Vienna Parade Traffic Route Update

WTAP News @ 5 - Local Piggly Wiggly stores have new ownership. WTAP News @ 5 - Excitement in the air at Williamstown and Ritchie County High Schools. Dave joins us back live in studio and shows off a freshly cut Christmas tree. Dave returns to answer viewer questions about...
RITCHIE COUNTY, WV
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Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ellison Assisted Living conducting food drive

MARIETTA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol Marietta Post and Ellison Assisted Living of Marietta will conduct a Holiday Food Drive 10-2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Ellison Assisted Living, 150 Browns Road. Residents are asked to donate canned goods, non-perishable items or money to help someone in need. All of...
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Parkersburg councilwoman shares campaign experience in COVID-19 anthology

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Councilwoman Wendy Tuck found common ground with people on another continent, sharing her experience campaigning during COVID-19 in a British anthology of women’s stories from the pandemic. “Women in Lockdown” was published by the WayfinderWoman Trust, a U.K. charity that works to educate and support women.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Public hearings scheduled for potential new cable provider in Charleston

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Two public hearing dates have been scheduled to gather community input on a potential new cable service in the Charleston area. CAS Cable, a Parkersburg-based, family-owned company, recently submitted an application to provide service in the Kanawha Valley. The provider offers cable, telephone and internet services.
CHARLESTON, WV